Mainline Wedding Florist: Flower Crown Workshop

In honor of Mother’s Day this past Sunday, I co-hosted a Mother/Daughter Flower Crown Workshop with Kylene Cleaver of Leave It To Me Photography at the Bizzy Mamas’ studio space, The Hive, in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Do you like to play with flowers? It’s my favorite thing to do! Peonies, roses, mums, ranunculus, oh my gorgeousness!!!

Mother/Daughter Flower Crown Workshop

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

I hope that everyone had a great time celebrating all of the moms in their lives. I spent my weekend with my family including my grandmothers and mother. This was my first year celebrating Mother’s Day as a mom myself. It was a very special one for me.

I really also enjoyed spending time with all of these ladies at our floral crown workshop while celebrating their mother/daughter relationships. It doesn’t matter what age you are, flower crowns are fun for everyone!

After a demonstration on how to create a flower crown, the mothers and daughters began to create their own masterpieces with a little help from me. Then they got a chance to model their creations in a mini photo shoot with Kylene of Leave It To Me Photography. So much fun!

Floral Crown Workshop

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

I love getting the chance to share my knowledge about designing flowers. What’s better than a workshop?! I am excited about the future of Floral Designs by Jessi. As my business keeps growing, we will be adding more workshops while still focusing on weddings and events. If you have any suggestions on workshops that you would be interested in attending, please leave me a reply. In the meantime, stay tuned for future workshop dates.

Floral Crown Workshop

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Floral Crown Workshop

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

I think that everyone did a great job creating gorgeous floral crowns and showcasing their modeling skills for Kylene of Leave It To Me Photography. I love how each crown is unique and beautiful. I believe that wearing a big pretty flower crown makes every girl feel like a princess.

Happy Mother’s Day! I especially want to wish my partner in crime, Kylene, a happy Mother’s Day. She is an awesome mom!

Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

If you would like more information on upcoming workshops or weddings, please check out of Events & Workshops page. Also, if you would like to host a private workshop or would like information on weddings, please contact Floral Designs by Jessi. Have a great day everyone!

 

 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist: Vintage Inspired Styled Shoot


I feel like I have known Kylene Cleaver of Leave It To Me Photography all my life.  We met at a mutual friend’s wedding a few years ago.  She was the photographer, and I was a bridesmaid.  Side note… did you know that I have been a bridesmaid 11 times?!

This photo shoot is the first time that Kylene and I had a chance to work together as wedding professionals.  I have been so lucky to meet and work with such fabulous colleagues, especially Kylene.

Vintage Inspired Floral Headpiece

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Well, enough of my sappiness.  I am so happy to share these images from Leave It To Me Photography’s editorial shoot.  Kylene found this gorgeous crushed velvet gown at a vintage store.  How stunning is Molly in this vintage gown?!  She has such a classic look.

Vintage Inspired Floral Headpiece

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Kylene asked me to create a floral headpiece that would work with the gown and the gold shoulder chain.  So, I decided to mimic the design of the gold chain for the floral crown.  I adore the blush ranunculus and waxflowers that finish this look.  I had so much fun creating this flower hairpiece.

Have you considered wearing flowers in your hair for your wedding?  There are so many options from a floral crown to a floral barrette or floral comb.  Flower headpieces can add a special touch to your overall bridal look.

Doesn’t this just make you want to squeal with delight?!  I love vintage inspiration, especially for weddings.  What are your thoughts about vintage weddings?  I would love to hear what you think.

Contact Floral Designs by Jessi today to schedule your wedding floral consultation.

VENDOR LOVE |  Photography:  Leave It To Me Photography | Floral Design:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair & Make-up:  Jen’s Hair Creations | Model:  Molly Mull

Vintage Inspired Floral Crown

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

 

Delaware Wedding Florist: Masquerade Inspired Editorial Shoot

The idea of a masquerade inspired editorial photo shoot has been in my head for some time now.  One day while I was having lunch with Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography, I told her about my vision.  She became giddy with joy and told me that she would love to capture my idea in film.  From there, everything just fell in place for this editorial shoot.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Let me start with how this crazy (or as Kylene calls it “genius”) idea came to be in my head.  First, I must admit to my guilty pleasure of reading historical romance novels.  Yup, I love them!  In the majority of the novels, there always seems to be a masquerade ball where everyone gets dressed up and wears a mask.  It adds a sense of mystery, intrigue, and romance!  This was where my inspiration began.  I wanted to find a way to keep those feelings while using flowers and greens to create a bridal masquerade look.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

To go along with my vision, we selected the “Vivian” gown by Matthew Christopher from Jennifer’s Bridal.  Can I just tell you how stunning this dress was?!  All of the seams had tiny little pearls!  It had the simplest yet regal style that I wanted for this shoot.  Adding an extra touch of glam, we also borrowed these gorgeous earrings and bracelet by Haute Bride from Jennifer’s Bridal.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

When deciding on a color palette, I decided that I wanted to use marsala, which is the Pantone color of the year, and some pinks and blushes with a touch of gold.  Pantone describes marsala as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red.”  I consider it a burgundy or dark red/fuschia.  This kept with the richness and depth that I wanted to portray in the photos.  I added burgundy feathers and rose gold wire for different textures and to add some whimsy.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Personally, I love a cascading bouquet…. so that is the style that I went with for this shoot.  It definitely added drama, and it was perfect with this incredible bridal gown!  To top everything off, the mask enhanced the mystery of the look.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Jen Terrell of Jen’s Hair Creations did a breathtaking job on Kathleen’s hair and makeup!  We also could not have asked for a more ideal location than the Buena Vista Mansion!  The mansion and grounds are fabulous!

I hope that you enjoyed all of the gorgeousness captured by Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography!  It was amazing to see something in my head come to life!  I hope that these pictures inspire you for your wedding.  Contact me today to schedule your floral consultation.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Buena Vista Mansion | Photography:  Leave It to Me Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair & Makeup:  Jen’s Hair Creations | Dress Designer:  Matthew Christopher | Jewelry Designer:  Haute Bride | Dress & Jewelry:  Jennifer’s Bridal | Model: Kathleen Corcoran

Delaware Wedding Florist: Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show at Jennifer’s Bridal

One of my favorite designers that Jennifer’s Bridal carries is Hayley Paige.  Her dresses are timeless with a unique flair.  About a week ago, Jennifer’s Bridal had a trunk show for the Spring 2015 line of Blush by Hayley Paige.  The dresses did not disappoint!

Philadelphia Wedding Florist - Hayley Paige - Jennifer's Bridal - Tropical Floral Arrangements (14)

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

The inspiration for the floral arrangements came from the photo shoot for Hayley Paige‘s new line.  It took place on a tropical island.  So, what’s better than gorgeous orchids, king protea, pink ginger, gloriosa, and lush greenery.  I loved manipulating the ferns by braiding and weaving them to add different textures to the design.

Philadelphia Wedding Florist - Hayley Paige - Jennifer's Bridal - Tropical Floral Arrangements (6)

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

The next trunk show at Jennifer’s Bridal is this weekend.  They will have the entire Fall 2015 line for Tara Keely.  This will be your first chance to see the new line!  They haven’t even put pictures of the dresses on their website yet!  Call Jennifer’s Bridal today to schedule your appointment.  For a full list of upcoming trunk shows, please check out their events page.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Contact me today to schedule a floral design consultation for your wedding or special event.  Call me today at (302) 691-5525.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Delaware Floral Designer: Winterthur Point-to-Point

The first Sunday of every May brings the feel of Springtime and the steeplechase races at Winterthur Point-to-Point.  My husband and I have been able to attend this event numerous times, and we always have a great time.  Can you ask for a more gorgeous day to spend outside?!

After the Kentucky Derby yesterday, it is nice to see everyone dressed up today for the races in Delaware.  Who doesn’t love the over-the-top fashion?!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

My new obsession has been designing and creating these derby inspired hats.  I made this floral fascinator for Christina to wear to Point-to-Point.  Doesn’t she look beautiful?!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I loved making this out of monestra leaves, aspidistra, Dendrobium orchids, and freesia.  This hat will definitely stand out in the crowd!!!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I am now taking orders for floral hats and jewelry designed and created out of fresh flowers and greens with your personal vision in mind.  All eyes will be on you in one of these creations!!!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Contact me today to place your order.  Call me at (302) 691-5525 or email me at FloralDesignsbyJessi@yahoo.com.  For more information, check out my Horse Races & Events page.  I look forward to working with you.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi